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Bluefield State College Admission Requirements

Bluefield, West Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Bluefield State College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

97.2%
Admission Difficulty for Bluefield State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bluefield State College is 97.2%.  Its admission rate is the 13th lowest in West Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Bluefield State College and can you get accepted?

Bluefield State College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 790 out of the 813 who applied were admitted.

Bluefield State College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Bluefield State College?

97% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Bluefield State College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.41 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 980 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Bluefield State College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.41

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bluefield State College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Bluefield State College are to have around a 3.41 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bluefield State College accepts 97% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Bluefield State College is 3.41 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #7 in West Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Bluefield State College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Bluefield State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 37.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Bluefield State College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bluefield State College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 39% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

870-1080

Applicants Submitting SAT 

39%
SAT Scores for Bluefield State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 440
Math 25th Percentile 430
Composite 25th Percentile 870
SAT Scores for Bluefield State College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 540
Math 75th Percentile 540
Composite 75th Percentile 1080
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Bluefield State College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Bluefield State College is 980 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 870-1080. Students who get into Bluefield State College score in the top 82 percent of all SAT test takers..  Bluefield State College ranks #15 in the state of West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 980 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Bluefield State College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 870, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 760, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Bluefield State College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 980 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 975, you have around a 97% chance of being admitted. A 1080 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

Bluefield State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >98%
975 to 1080 Avg + 97%-98%
870 to 975 Avg - 94%-97%
765 to 870 Reach 90%-94%
Less than 765 Low <90%
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Bluefield State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

19%
ACT Scores for Bluefield State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Bluefield State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 21
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Bluefield State College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Bluefield State College is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 22.  The school ranks #13 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bluefield State College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Bluefield State College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Bluefield State College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 97% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 99% with a 22 ACT score.

Bluefield State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >99%
19 to 22 Avg + 97%-99%
17 to 19 Avg - 95%-97%
15 to 17 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 15 Low <92%
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High School Class Rank

73% of Bluefield State College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bluefield State College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Bluefield State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 429 384 813
Accepted 414 376 790
Acceptance Rate 97% 98% 97%
Enrolled 124 140 264
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 37% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bluefield State College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bluefield State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bluefield State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bluefield State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Bluefield State College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.41 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 980 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237215 IPEDS survey data for Bluefield State College.

FAQs

Does Bluefield State College prefer SAT or ACT?

39% of students submit their SAT scores to Bluefield State College. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bluefield State College?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to Bluefield State College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bluefield State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1080. The average SAT score is 975. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bluefield State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.